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Gitanjali Rajgarhia Loves Chocolates, Selfies & Music! Meet This Young Singer From Your City!

  • JWB Post
  •  November 6, 2015

 

This girl is on fire. I happen to meet this 15-year-old, Gitanjali Rajgarhia, who is not only fond of singing but also plans to write her own songs someday and turn them into a music album!

A class 10 student, Gitanjali will remind you of the woman who wildly embraces her girliness. When I asked her to introduce herself to JWB readers, she giggled a little and said, “I LOVE myself. I am self-obsessed that explains why my FB is full of selfies. Also, I love to sing, paint and secretly dance.”1(1)

Talking about her journey in music, she started the music-timeline from the very beginning of her childhood. She merrily spoke about her 1st teacher, Abid sir and how her school friends contributed towards her growth.

“I have got so many friends. Like, so many. And I love each one of them. They enjoy when I sing, and whenever there is a free class, they ask me to sit next to them and do the ‘back-bencher-murmur-singing’. Murmur-sing, you understand what does it mean, right?”3

It’s been almost 10 years that I did my high-school, and I feel like a dinosaur already. Somehow, I understood the meaning. In case if you haven’t – singing in a whispering voice.

“I am learning to expertise in both classical and western, and more so because I love Bollywood. Who doesn’t?” chuckled Gitanjali.19

The little doll has done Visharath in music, which is equivalent to BA honors. She has also done a certified course from Trinity School of Music. She has sung for All Indian Radio and has won many national-level music competitions.

She now plans to go to America to her dream music-school. Luckily, Gitanjali’s parents support her decision. “She wants to attend the Berklee College of Music, Boston, and we’re more than happy for her dream. She wants to learn Opera, Pop and Rock music forms”, said Paridhi, Gitanjali’s mommy.8

Paridhi then told me how generous her little one is, who regularly goes to slum areas to teach music to kids. She has even got a CD recorded full of songs sung with them!

She is definitely a blessed child. However, not every time she gets away with her innocence. She told us a little story, “Because I sing all the time, my grand-pa gets miffed by it often. Never mind, I keep mumbling.” Typical teenager, hah!2

Before leaving, I deliberately indulged her in a quick Q&A round, considering she is accustomed to the trend in her school. Check out how it went:

A song for me?

Baaton ko teri hum bhula na sake.

Why?

You have a chipmunk voice, Lavanya di!

Thank you very much for that. Next, one song for Jaipur Women Blog?

Kuch aisi Lagan.

A song for exams?

Ratta maar!

Lol! A song for your dream school?

I’m following a map that leads to you.15

Intelligent. A song for your BFFs?

Shreya, Ritika, Parnika and Rhea, this is for you guys!

Ellie Goulding’s ‘Love Me Like You Do’ is the song for you guys.

You’re the light, you’re the night

You’re the color of my blood

You’re the cure, you’re the pain

You’re the only thing I wanna touch

Never knew that it could mean so much

So much….

You can sing more. Go ahead.

*laughs* wasn’t that enough for the first meeting?

 

Photo courtesy: Pallav Bhargava

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